Thursday, July 23rd, 2009 at 5:48 pm  |  12 responses

Into the Blue Sea

DeMarcus Cousins ain’t family on the court.


Photos by Daymon Gardner
Originally published in SLAM 122

Blessed with the body of a legitimate big and a 90-inch wingspan, DeMarcus Cousins has the chance to make everyone in his native Alabama very proud. The ’09 SLAM All-American is staying close to home this season, as he takes his game to the next level at Kentucky.—Adam Fleischer

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  • http://slamonline.com Brad Long

    I see a Texas vs. Kentucky matchup in the Final Four next year.

  • vic21

    how tall is he?

  • Jordan

    6’9″-6’10″ I think hes more 6’9″ though.

  • http://www.milliondollamindz.com/blog MillionDollaMindz

    @ Brad Long.. I can’t deny that.. claim.. Texas & Kentucky coming to play some ball..

    peep the repost

  • hillbilly

    I’ve seen him listed at 6’11″, 260 lbs. But, like Jordan, I believe he’s probably closer to 6’9″. Either way, he’s still a man-beast & will be splitting his time at the 4 & 5 with Patterson & Orton. UK has an embarrassment of riches at the aforementioned positions & should be able to handle just about any team in the paint. As for the two spot, well, that’s another story, altogether. (Jodie Meeks, you will be missed…)

  • http://www.youtube.com/ The Promise

    Diffrent people around Kentucky have been telling me that people that have seen him play think that Demarcus doesn’t put out consistent effort. But, I will tell you this. If he does not put out consistent effort, he will not start for John Calipari. I personally think that he will be just fine, since he knows that
    hes competing against very good players trying to take his spot, so if he dont put out the effort, somebody else will get his spot easily. Hes so good, that, I’m sure its hard to put out max effort all the time. Regardless, UK has a team put together like nobody has seen since the 96′ team that Pitino put together. This team could possibly be better than the 96′ championship team, but, it would help if they would win the chip before we begin those talks I suppose… I mean, do we all realize just how loaded this team is? You return 4 of your starting 5 from last year, including arguably the top big man in the nation in Patterson, then, you sign the best recruiting class since the Fab 5. Its really gonna be great to be a Cat fan again. I’m glad I stuck with them through all the losses, embarrassment, and getting made fun of because I was a UK fan, and I live in Kentucky. Thats how bad it got. Lots of people changed their colors and went to Louisville red, but not me. I’ve been there, and I will be till the day I die. All you bashers, traitors, and bandwagon riders, your day has come. Revenge will be so sweet.

  • Quail

    He is actually 6’10 and a half. Thats wut they said on the news when we signed him anyways.

  • K-MAn

    90 inches?

  • Anony Mous

    Looks a bit like J.O’neal in the top pic.

  • Zach

    I met him at the John Calipari Camp at the University. He is a beast.

  • da kid

    wow! @ the promise. You are seriously smokin ish. The “96 Kentucky squad was outstanding. Tony Delk, Antwoin Walker, Walter McCarty, Derek Anderson… They had a very nice squad. I forgettin heads to. Promise your gettin your Jim Jones. DON’T DRINK THE KOOL AID

  • …….

    He’s 6’11″ and 270 lbs. He told me at a party on campus, and it says it in the programs at Rupp.